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Erap thanks GMA for finding in-city relocation site for Tondo residents: Hulog ka ng langit!

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Manila mayor Joseph Estrada couldn’t thank former President and now House Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo enough for finding a resettlement site within the city for Tondo residents who will be displaced by the ongoing rehabilitation of Manila Bay.

Estrada personally thanked Arroyo for her role in prompting the Philippine Ports Authority to donate a five-hectare property at the Port of Manila for a socialized housing project during the signing of a memorandum of understanding for the land Tuesday.

PPA was prompted to donate the property to residents of Isla Puting Bato after Arroyo inquired about the status of the proclamations she issued on urban poor housing as president.

“Isa kang hulog ng langit sa aming mga taga-Maynila,” Estrada told Arroyo.

An estimated 2,400 families are expected to benefit from the socialized housing project that will rise on the PPA’s donated property.